Basil E Brinkley

Died: Mon., Jun. 17, 2019


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 13, 2019
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sat., Jul. 13, 2019
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

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Basil E. Brinkley, 63, of Denver, CO passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2019 while on business in Albuquerque, NM. Born on Nov. 6, 1955 the son of Ernest and Wanda Petty Brinkley and grew up in Milton, IN. He was a 1974 graduate of Lincoln H.S., where he was a member of the golf team & played in the band. Basil was a graduate of IIT in HVAC & Refrigeration. He worked many years in the commercial refrigeration industry. At the time of his death he was the service manager for Victory Construction & Refrigeration in Denver, CO. Basil married Patti Douglas in 1982.


Survivors include his brothers – Brian (Lynne) of Frankfort, IN, Brent of Milton, IN and Bruce (Debra) of Marion; 4 nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Friends may gather from 3:00 PM until the start of the memorial service at 4:00PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel. Private burial will be at Westside Cemetery in Milton.


Memorial contributions may be made to The Colorado Humane Society or Westside Cemetery Association in Milton, IN. Funeral arrangements by Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel.


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Pam Carpenter
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
My prayers are with all of Basil family. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. Went to school with him at Lincoln class of 1974.
Pam Carpenter

John Johnson
   Posted Fri June 21, 2019
My thoughts of my Brasil, are of playing baseball agaist him at young age, where being with friends was important. Baseball team enemies and friends off the field. Along with Randy Scott, Rick Hosey to name a couple others. Or watching Basil play in HSBand. Where he had the talent I lacked. He joins his wife now but to the rest of the family i leave my favorite verses. I draw comfort from theae my pray is you do as well.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
John 14:1‭-‬2 KJV

Melanie Smith
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
Brent and Family

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. I have fond memories of your family and my mother, Charlene, misses Wanda tremendously as well. We visited her grave on memorial day and left flowers and shared memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Godfrey
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Peace.

Pamela Bowe
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
Brent sorry about your loss.

Mike Rihm
   Posted Sat June 22, 2019
Brian, Brent, and Bruce, My prayers, thought, and memories are with your families in the terrible loss. My memories with Basil in high school are long, Hoosier Boys State in the band there and in school, as a student manager in sports, and a wonderful friend all through high school. May God bless and take care of all of his families.

Rod and Karen Caldwell
   Posted Sun June 23, 2019
Our condolences to Brent and his brothers on Basil's passing. May God bless you and keep you during this time of mourning.

Jo Anne (Sweet) Barr
   Posted Mon June 24, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss! Basil was always such a considerate man, and always a smile! I pray your memories will carry you through the days to come!

Phyllis Mattheis
   Posted Fri June 28, 2019
Basil was so young!
We are thinking of all the Brinkley family at this sad time.
Phyllis and Jerry

Frank Gustafson
   Posted Tue July 02, 2019
Basil was a good friend of mine. He was always friendly and outgoing. He always had a story to tell. Basil was a hard worker, thinker, and always went above and beyond in his work and his daily life. Our family was so lucky to know him. He will be missed deeply.

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